User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Clay Bar - Info

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Durham
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Clay Bar - Info

    Hey all.

    I just recieved my Clay Bar from the courier. I opted for the Bilt Hamber "soft" Clay, its the 200g size.

    I have watched a lot of videos of 'how to' but im still a little unsure on a few things.

    Surely I dont use the whole of this clay bar? From what I have seen I can split this up into 4-5 pieces? - Some use small, some use large bits - Can you advise?

    Also, when its been clayed, and the surface is all wet again after the job is finished, what do i do? I have seen some people just use a leather shammy to wipe it over? - is this right?

    Do I need to polish it after I have used a clay bar? - I use Autoglym normally.


    Many thanks

  2. #2
    Regular Member no1golfer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    newcastle upon tyne
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Yes,you can use the clay either way,myself use aprox a squashball size piece at a time and remember if you drop it on the floor bin it.
    After claying wash again and the rest depends on the paint finish/quality on the car.
    If there are swirls or scratches you would need to do some corective work(polish etc) then wax or sealant to protect the work you've just done.
    If the paint is ok skip the polish and just wax it.hth

  3. #3
    Regular Member paul_sri150's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Liverpool
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    if i am going over car and its going to be an all day affair, i will first jet wash and hand wash first, then use about 30g of clay flattened into a small disk which i keep folding over as i work around car

    then i will hand wash for a 2nd time, then either meguiars scratchx it then wax/seal or just wax it

    then a few coats of detailing spray wax to get a deeper shine

  4. #4
    Regular Member Das's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Yer Maws Bedroom
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    40 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Honda Civic

    Trim : SE,Panoramic Roof and Power Mirrors

    Engine : 1.8 iVtec

    Year : 2009

    Mileage : 65500

    Default

    Cut the bar into 4 pieces and use one piece. One piece will do about 2 to 3 cars. If you drop the piece on the floor throw it in the bin, do not attempt to use it on the car, this is the reason you cut it into 4 pieces and dont use the whole bar.
    After you've clayed the car I would recommend you wash the car as per normal. Once washed, dry, and then its better to go through your normal polishing routine SRP followed by EPG or HD Wax etc.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replacing Board Info Display (BID) with Color Info display (CID)
    By grigs1 in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 11th April 2012, 22:13
  2. Clay day!
    By Derek Mc in forum Detailing and Car Care Discussion
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 16th April 2011, 22:47
  3. How often do you clay your car!?
    By paul_sri150 in forum Detailing and Car Care Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 13th February 2011, 18:50
  4. Gonna take you to a clay bar, clay bar CLAY BAR!!!
    By peppered in forum Detailing and Car Care Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 7th September 2009, 21:11
  5. clay b4 and after
    By sristeven1 in forum Detailing and Car Care Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23rd May 2009, 23:05

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •